Award-winning wines from Mesa Del Sol in Greenfield are getting excellent placement in Monterey County restaurants, according to Ann Hougham, owner of Mesa Del Sol.
Hougham said she just placed her 2013 Sangiovese, which recently received a 91-point rating from Wine Enthusiast magazine, at Nepenthe in Big Sur. The Sangiovese, which Hougham describes as “A fruit-forward wine, soft on the palate, with just the right amount of tannins,” was also placed at Il Tegamino in Carmel and InterContinental The Clement Monterey.
Il Tegamino also will pour the 2012 Prima Rosso, also a 91-pointer from Wine Enthusiast, while the Clement has added the 2011 Dessert Zinfandel, which garnered a 92-point rating.
Deetjen’s in Big Sur carries the 2013 Zinfandel, a 90-pointer that Hougham describes as “an elegant wine which soars from the glass with aromas of cranberry, toasted hazelnuts and cherries,” and the 2011 Dessert Zin.
The Cypress Inn and La Balena in Carmel also carry the 2013 Zinfandel, while La Balena carries the 2012 Prima Rosso as well.
About Mesa Del Sol Wines
Climate and geography play a large part in making Mesa Del Sol wines spectacular.
Lean rocky soils have been nurtured with organic farming practices where cover cropping and composting the fields provide a yearly dose of organic matter. The vines are irrigated from a thriving trout pond feeding them with living water. The hot arid days of the uplands and cool marine night air of the Pacific provide a perfect setting for nature to weave her magic.
Past harvests have brought Mesa Del Sol accolades; most notably the 2002 Hunter Hill Mesa Del Sol Syrah took “Best in Show” at the 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition. The Syrah was chosen as number one from a field of 2,800 wines.
Current Mesa Del Sol Varietals:
•Prima Rosso (our blend of estate-grown fruit)
Mesa Del Sol Vineyards
45803 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield, CA 93927
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901